Category: Business Associations

Mark Kleinschmidt resigned as president/CEO of the New Castle Chamber of Commerce in November of 2017. Now he’s taking over the top spot at Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce in Maryland. The chamber announced the appointment on Tuesday, July 10. The release noted that “Mark brings great experience in government relations at the local, state…

The New Castle County Chamber of Commerce earlier this month announced the winners of the David J. Freschman Entrepreneur of the Year Award and the Entrepreneurial Advocate of the Year Award. Here are the winners, with descriptions provided by NCC: David J. Freschman Entrepreneur of the Year Award –  Alisa Morkides, owner and founder, Brew…

Bob Chadwick, president of the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce, has appointed Dora Cheatham as director of the New Castle County Economic Development Council. Chadwick led the council for 11 years before becoming chamber president last month. Cheatham most recently managed the Emerging Enterprise Center, a business incubator within the chamber. “Dora has done…

New Castle County today announced the finalists for NCC Innovates, an effort launched in 2018 to support local entrepreneurs. The winner will get a one-year membership to the Resident Incubator Program at the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce Emerging Enterprise Center. New Castle County-based entrepreneurs submitted their applications throughout May. Members of the Emerging Enterprise…

The Sussex Economic Development Action Committee Inc. is holding a free business development session for startups and existing companies on June 21. Sussex County’s “Open for Business” event is held the third Thursday of each month. The goal is to provide a one-stop shop for businesses interested in starting or growing their business in the…

Better Business Bureau Delaware has named four new members to its board of directors. The members come from a range of business backgrounds. New board members include: Ann Marie Archino, Barclays Bank Barnaby Hughes, M&T Bank Catrina Jefferson, Corporation Service Company Jason Swift, Marlette Funding “We are fortunate to have some of the top leaders…

New Castle County Chamber of Commerce’s Emerging Enterprise Center this month will launch a series of lunch time panel discussions on new developments in innovation, technology and other sectors. The first event will take place on June 19 at the University of Delaware’ STAR Campus. The focus: innovations and changes facing the healthcare sector in Delaware…

The Wilmington Leaders Alliance (WLA) last week named There du Pont, president of Longwood Foundation, as chairman of the group’s executive board. It also named Robert W. Perkins, executive director of the Delaware Business Roundtable, as executive Director of WLA. WLA is a coalition of 30 businesses, civic organizations and foundations, launched in the Spring…

The Board of Directors of the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce has named Bob Chadwick as president. Chadwick jumped into the acting director role after former president Mark Kleinschmidt resigned in November of 2017. He brings 11 years of experience at the chamber to the position, including a stint as executive vice president and…

Kurt Foreman’s path to leading the Delaware Prosperity Partnership

By Kim Hoey Special to Delaware Business Times If the people of the world were lined up with extroverts on one end and introverts on the other, William Kurt Foreman would probably land at the head of the extrovert line. After spending his childhood traveling the world as an Army brat and his adult life…